MS Dhoni: The record holder for most stumpings in international cricket
MS Dhoni (right) successfully stumps Mitchell Johnson, his 134th dismissal © Getty Images

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday set the record of most number of stumpings in international cricket during the third Test against Australia in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The Indian wicketkeeper overtook Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, when he stumped Mitchell Johnson off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin. Dhoni, now tops the list with 134 stumpings.

Dhoni reached the landmark in his 460th innings, while Sangakka has 133 stumpings from 485 innings. Third in the list is Romesh Kaluwitharana with 101 stumpings from 270 innings.

Dhoni made his international debut in December 2004 and has been India’s first choice wicketkeeper since then.

Player Innings Stumpings
MS Dhoni (India) 460 134
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 485 133
Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka) 270 101
Moin Khan (Pakistan) 327 93
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 485 92

 

Australia scored 530 in the first innings, and India started off well losing just a single wicket in their score of 108.